RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.89
Beth Moon, an aptly-named photographer from San Francisco, spent the last 14 years photographing the world's oldest trees illuminated by starlight. As she explains, "the series was inspired by two fascinating scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles." Her series of photos is an absolute must see.
OLDEST TREES BY STARLIGHT (photo essay)
This fun, short video starts with a woman walking a baby carriage down the street, then takes an unexpected turn. That's a sweet sidecar!
PRAM CAR - 1951 (video)
Finally, a scientific study that validates tree hugging! Not only is having direct contact with trees good for your health, so is merely seeing them. It also helps with cognitive development and brain function. If you had any doubts, put your mind at ease with this article. Then, go outside and hug a tree.
TREE HUGGING SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED (article)
Indian billionaire Manoj Bhargava has a simple solution for the 1.3 billion people living without electricity in the world: ride one of his bikes! 60 minutes of effort on the Free Electric hybrid bike will power a home for 24 hours. Exercise and electricity? Take our money!
PEDAL POWER (article/video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.61
Beth Moon, a photographer based out of San Francisco, spent 14 years traveling the world photographing the world's most ancient trees. Her collection of shots is beyond gorgeous, and definitely worth your attention.
ANCIENT TREES (photos)
You many have already head of the world's first invisible bicycle helmet, but this video gives some great insight into how it actually works. Peep it!
THE HÖVDING (video)
In a previous edition of SS&T, we shared an article about Jadav Payeng, the widely-proclaimed Forest Man of India. The inspiring tale of Jadav, who has spent the past 25 years planting an entire forest in a barren wasteland, was captured in the this film. Enjoy!
FOREST MAN (video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.18
102-year-old Robert Marchand astounded the crowd that gathered in Montigny-le-Bretoneux, France, to watch him beat his own centenarian record by riding 16.7 miles in an hour. What a beast!
Speaking of 102-years-old, that's the same age as the SS Ayrfield, a transport ship used in WWII that is now home to a floating forest in Homebush Bay, Australia. Beautiful!
If you think that's cool, check out the nearly 1,400 acre forest Jadav Payeng of India planted over 34 years in his community, a few saplings every day. Now home to wild elephants, rhinos, tigers, and deer, not only is the forest named after Jadav, it has earned him the official title "Forest Man of India."
102-year-old cyclist Robert Marchand.
102-year-old Floating Forest in Australia.
Jadav Payeng, the "Forest Man of India."
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.13
Happy New Year! Our resolutions? More trees and more miles!
Still have your Christmas tree and looking for a good way to dispose of it? Check out the link below for some tree-incarnation ideas! After that, meet the oldest trees and oldest cyclist in the world.